Researchers can also look at the different editions of the Global Report to see how the quality of trafficking data and research has evolved in the recent past. A research team collected thousands of accounts of trafficking in persons published in official reports, academic studies and the media. In , under the auspices of the UN. This report included global and regional statistics on trafficking in persons for about countries and territories around the world. For 18 months, this team was dedicated to gathering information on cases of trafficking in persons that were officially recorded by national authorities.
Both the and publications assessed the lack of solid data on trafficking in persons. At the same time, estimates of the supposed global magnitude of the phenomenon proliferated, ranging from , to 4 million victims of trafficking. Often, however, methodology and operational definitions to draw these estimates were not reported. As a consequence more information was available on the hidden size of the phenomenon than on the officially recorded part of it—something quite unique in the history of social science. Whatever the opinion one had about that kind of information, at the end of , the profile of trafficking victims and offenders officially recorded at national and international levels was unknown.
Over the past eight years, UNODC has collected information on about , victims officially detected by national authorities worldwide since In , only 26 countries had a coordinating institution that systematically collected and disseminated data on trafficking cases. By , the number had risen to Over the years, the development of data collection standards has been considered by the international community as a key activity to enhance national responses to trafficking in persons.
In response, a series of initiatives focused on improving data collection were carried out by different international actors including the European Union , the International Organization for Migration , the International Labour Organization , the International Centre for Migration Policy Development , among others. At the time of writing, I am returning from a capacity building mission in North Africa, where local authorities were eager to receive tools to systematically collect and report their statistics on the cases of trafficking they detect, witnessing how data has nowadays turned into a matter of relevance.
More data means more analysis, and every edition of the Global Report contains some small analytical advancement compared to the previous edition.
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The edition , for instance, included the first linear regression on trafficking data. The analysis presented the link between economic dynamics and trafficking flows, and the results showed that impoverished socio-economic conditions result in an increasing number of victims of trafficking. The edition of the Report presented multilinear regressions on time series data, explaining cross-border trafficking flows in terms of the gravity model of migration.
The and editions presented qualitative analyses for more than trafficking cases. Official statistics can only speak to part of the story, and those numbers, if not carefully presented, may mislead readers or analysts. It is not only a matter of collecting solid data from clear sources, but also how to use the data in a proper way. Evidence-based analysis, however, must start from this basis to evolve into something more adequate to describe the phenomenon of trafficking in persons. Morales said it is worse when victims return to a criminal organization.
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The women arrive depressed and traumatized after their experiences. Initially, Rahab focuses on restoring the mind, body and soul. Morales said that most of the women have tried to commit suicide at least three times, and many are fighting alcohol and drug addition. Like Mariel, the majority of trafficking victims have kids.
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Rahab Foundation, founded in November , was named after a prostitute in the Bible. Women receive individual, group and spiritu counseling, in addition to education and computer classes on an outpatient basis. The center also offers bakery, sewing and beauty classes and Bible study.
Rahab is a two-year program. After about a year, Morales said victims become conscientious of life and want to live again. Step by step, they study and learn a skill or a profession. Morales said there are currently eight women who are opening their own businesses.
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Mariel continues to face sleepless nights. She imagines something worse is going to happen to her. Her trafficker has not faced any charges and remains free. According to the U. State Department report, Costa Rican law enforcement efforts lag with respect to holding trafficking offenders accountable for their crimes and in adequately addressing domestic cases of human trafficking.
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